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regulations on business and impeding efforts by president obama to push a more liberal agenda on the country. caller: 520 five representatives comes to $9 million per year. that's a steep price to pay for people who do nothing. they don't want to do nothing. yet the problem is, the republicans say jobs, jobs, jobs. it has never been voted on. that would put a million people to work immediately. shovel ready. it is shovel ready. that is what i want to say. host: jack writes in that a distinction needs to be made between do-nothing and actively working to impede progress. we will go toward independent to a call from madison, for junior. we will go to our republicans line. greg is waiting from union, missouri. to --: i was just calling let's talk about harry reid and barack obama and those people. we have been fighting for the scandals that obama has had. we are fighting with the lies that he has had. harry reid has lied. how do we deal with these people? truth and't see the you are just a straightfaced , it is going to take our country down. you can see with the health-care bill. it is a joke.
of life and what we stand for around the globe. there's no doubt that under president obama our country has call a new what i'll normal -- slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. gwen: take your pick at what you want to believe but at the root of this is a certain amount of disillusionment which runs deep, michael. >> there are dynamics in the were there before the downturn that continue to evidence themselves and the big problem is how do you divide the economic pie? it goes back to the problems of the late 1970's where the people are getting more of the pie and working people are getting less. it used to be that unlettered people could get a good living wage in this country and that's changing a lot. the difference between a living wage and minimum wage? >> it's grown bigger. wage is enough money to raise a family on and you think about the key things in our economy that someone has to do to raise a family -- education, healthcare -- these are the most inhat have gone up price meanwhile wages have been flat over the last 12, 13 years, real wages have been flat and ins
of full-time jobs. >> obama care is the biggest job killer in this country. >> obama care is like a wet blanket over our economy. >> premiums are going up, jobs are being lost. >> we're losing jobs because of obama care. we're losing a lot of jobs because of obama care. >> whoops. turns out they're wrong. really, really wrong. today we learned the economy added 203,000 jobs in november. that means 403,000 jobs since the health care exchanges opened in october. the unemployment rate is now down to 7%. that's the lowest in five years. when the bush recession was ravaging the economy, that's why today's news is so important. five years ago, this country was on the brink of financial ruin. between december 2007 and december 2008, economic growth dropped by $143 million. key stocks fell 33%. and the private sector shed 3.7 million jobs. at the end of the bush years, the private sector was losing jobs month after month. lending and leading to fears of depression. but there wasn't a depression. in fact, president obama's stimulus helped jump start a recovery. we've now had 45 straight months o
the highest in the country. >>> president obama's approval rating in california continues to slip. 51% approve of the job president obama is doing. 43% disapprove. that number is up 8 points since july. california's view of the direction the u.s. is heading is down. 33% said it is heading in the right direction. 55% say we are off track. >>> california needs nurses but the state needs a way to train them. officials with cal state say qualified students are being turned away. they don't have the funding to hire instructors. some 62al are turning away 80% of -- schools are turning away 80% of students. >>> fog around the bay and at times dense. look at the temperatures from today. 69 in antioch. that was the high. 67 santa rosa. 64 in oakland. temperatures tomorrow and the next few days, low 50s tomorrow. and temperatures down into the 40s for highs thursday. no 60s. all 50s now. the system will stir up the atmosphere and so there will be winds. dry system. cold system. see how it is coming from here? when they come from here they are wet. we are talking about there freeze warning that will go e
to destroy the country to destroy obama. whereas to succeed in a country he live f.w. de klerk was wi to see it transformed to black rule so it could be done successfully so he could have his country have a better future. reverend, i owe it to you. i think that is the key statement about what happened yesterday, the loss of mandela and what his history is about and the key statement of why this has been so poisonous the last five years. we have real people in this country with real power and status who have used that status of power to hurt the country so they could hurt the president. that's the most damming assessment i've heard and i think the truest. >> an important assessment. chris matthews, thank you. as always. you can see chris's full interview with president obama inch a reairing of "hardball" and of course catch him every day at 7:00 eastern. thank you to nick chrisoff of the "times" and reverend sharpton with the best takeaway of the last 24 hours. >> thank you. >> you can catch him every night at 6:00 p.m. eastern. coming up we'll look at nelson mandela's historic visit to the u
: president obama asked the country for a second chance. as he did so, the president joked about the wild promises, his words, that he made about the health care law itself. promises will be fewer in the future, the president said. adding improved performance will turn obama care around. >> our poor execution in the first couple of months on the website clouded the fact that there are a whole bunch of people who stand to benefit. now this we now that we're getting technology fixed, we need to go back and take a look at what's actually going on because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families, and maybe it won't make a difference right now fw you're feeling healthy, but i promise you, if somebody in your family, heaven forbid, gets sick, you'll see the difference. >> reporter: the president said more than half a million people are already poised to get health insurance for the first time starting january 1st, but republicans are more energetic than ever about repealing the law. even democrats may seek changes if lagging enrollment figures don't improve. planked
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. >> there's no doubt that under president obama our country is falling into what i'll call a new normal. economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. >> is that the new economy? is that recovery? >> that's the way the economy looked about three months ago. i think that latest news has been significantly better than that. and i would say that it's really a challenge to both parties. i think that democrats and the people have been saying that we have secular stagnation and need a much bigger stimulus and stuck in this new normal, too. i think everybody is ursurprise by the good news. nobody figured out what the political story is. >> i don't think he's wrong that economy remains pretty weak. >> it's not a new normal in my view. >> you think it will get better? >> absolutely. i mean i am -- as convicted as i've ever been about the state of american economy. we have come a long way from righting the wrong that's got us into this mess. american companies are competitive. i can feel confidence coming back. as soon as we do, we're going to get stronger. >> enough talk like this everybod
-- the question of fact blic interest -- the that president obama effectively country ncede that his merkel, no gging mr. denial from australia they were intercepting the phone calls of -- indonesia and his wife. and that led senator feinstein to say she had to review all of of the intelligence committee. because, again, this was going on without knowledge. you'll remember, either the united states came out and will stop bugging these gatherings of the imf or of the d bank, all things that had been bugging the european parliament, we don't know. was some specific organization rganizations all of that devoted not to espionage, but to peacemaking.ing and set up after the second world war, the united states has come won't be id, we bugging them anymore, which, to me, is an implicit to the were. n that they >> do you think the reaction got them into the list to do with security and more to do with the fact that we would traditionally secretive? been committee we had talking about earlier had just published the minutes of the meeting in november. press a meeting of the side and the official sid
obama and countries of like brazil, china, nam bid ya and others. tens and thousands of people here to witness this event, a sing you lar moment in history that a lot of people want to be part of it. >> quickly, the seats, the 95,000 seats, how are they allowing the every day person to be able to attend if they are able to get inside? >> reporter: that's a good question. there are no tickets for this events. there are people lining up tomorrow morning trying to get in. just ordinary people, no tickets. all going to happen, going to be a very interesting and practical thing to see. but the -- it's -- they've had big events here at that stadium and there are going to be other stadiums three or four around johannesburg, where there are big screens set up. it's a security dilemma and security nightmare, hopefully things go smoothly. since the death was announced on thursday night, there has not been any hit hint of violence. people have been conducting themselves in a very mannerly, dignified manner is the way to say it. there are people out here late into the night and be out here earl
country december 15th. president obama has ordered the flag to be lowered to half staff through monday. he and mrs. obama plan to travel to the service and there will be a memorial at the national cathedral wednesday morning at 11:00. >>> i'm bruce leshan at the south africa embassy in d.c. where they have just announced plans for american commemoration of nelson mandela's life. there are books of condolences inside. there will be prayer vigils outside here between 7:00 and 8:00 every night until tuesday. then on wednesday there will be a service at the washington national cathedral. in south africa rain is a sign and in washington in ones and twos and sometimes more people braved the rain to leave a flower, say a prayer, take a picture in memory of the towering figure of nelson mandela. >> such an amazing model of what a human being can be. >> reporter: this embassy was once a battle ground in the fight against apartheid, the racial separation that mandela fought in south africa, which is why the new south africa erected his statue right here. >> the statue stands there because that was
his country lost its greatest son. a somber president obama hailed mandela as a leader who changed the world for the better. >> we've lost one of the most influential, pro foundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> mandela spent 27 years in prison set free in 1990, won the nobel peace prize in 1993 helping to lead south africa out of white-only rule and went on to win the presidency the next year, serving until 1999. he battled health issues with hospitalizations. starting tomorrow all flags in south africa will be flown at half staff. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african l
priority has changed how the country changed to foreign policy. i thought obama -- even though i voted for the party at ron paul to ron republicans did paul at the convention was disgusting. the party because -- took over the republican party. that's a jewish movement. controls the foreign policy. is led by the nose by netanyahu and they were horrible. who's the biggest influence the white house outside of the political realm. >> strong opposition to iran at iran deal.on the six months for now will some how much pressure is being applied for the pro israel israeli d the government. he governs on an insular way, it's a phrase used a lot. he keeps his own counsel, he listens to a small amount of people. e pays attention to the democratic base. he raises a lot of money for the midterm elections. responsive quite a bit to democratic concerns. is. he pays careful attention b to the government, and the allies.l lot has to do with the ideology and the importance he places on the security. or sure if it's overstated bigger than is outsized. it's an me time, important part of what he feels abo
of what he needed to do to reconcile his country. >> thanks very much. peter, thanks to you and terrence howard, thanks as well. >>> just ahead, a better than expected jobs report shows the unemployment rate at its lowest level in five years. will president obama finally get some credit out of this? we've got the details of this terrifying landing all captured on camera. stand by. you're going to see this plane go up and down and up. stand by. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisadvocates.com to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it
or that when obama care is terrorizing the country, or when a group backed by billionaires used a creepy uncle sam to try to scare young people not to get insurance. that was offensive, but helping millions of americans get insurance is working, and they can't handle it. joining me now are msnbc's karen finney and abbey huntsman. thank you both for being here. karen, calling a white house event offensive, is the gop really that easily offended? >> no, of course not, but they are that desperate of the i mean, look, we knew we would goat this point where the website would be fixed. i've always concontinueded that i don't even think the website is the right metric as to whether or not the program and the policy is effective, but fine, the rnc got everybody whipped up about that. but now it's fixed. and now it's working. they have nothing else to go on. so of course they have to throw stones at that, and yet, they still don't have an answer for what they're going to do for all those people who are now in the health care system. millions of people, from even before the whole website went online. wh
in that they test the resolve of the obama administration which these countries and their leaders suspect is not strong. >> speaking of testing the resolve of the obama administration, we talked about afghanistan and hamid karzai. the president of afghanistan is refusing to sign a bilateral security agreement that had been worked out with the obama administration. he says he will wait until after the elections next spring and he is making new demands and we restart the peace talks with the taliban. we released afghan prisoners from a gun guantanamo bay and real sharp limits on the ability of u.s. troops to go into afghan homes. there have been some civilian deaths there. what do we do with karzai, congresswoman? >> well, there is an election next year which hopefully will be a fair election. the one in 2009 was not a fair election. there were ghost ballots and excesses. unfor natalie we did not intervene. unfortunately we did not intervene. i think on this bsa, susan rice has it right. >> the security agreement. >> right. it has been negotiated and been approved by the afghan constituti
. >>> fast food workers across the country were protesting to get paid more. the demonstrations came a day after president obama raised the federal minimum wage. workers in 100 u.s. cities called on corporate bosses to increase wages to as much as $15 an hour. so what will that mean for businesses and for those workers? hampton pearson has the story. >> reporter: the biggest push yet for higher pay started early this morning with protests and calls for a fast food worker raise in more than 100 cities, including very vocal disruptors in pittsburgh. in atlanta. >> make our wages supersized. >> reporter: and a large crowd on the move in detroit. mcdonalds is the primary target with calls from coast-to-coast for a super siesized minimum waf $15 an hour, more than double. >> my checks alone don't pay my rent a month. my rent is 1050, i get food stamps and i'm structuraling. >> if they pay us enough money, you know, during the process of it all for what we're doing here today and stuff, then we'll be able to make, you know, pay our bills, you know, and live a descent life and stuff. >> reporter:
lost its greatest son. >> reporter: shortly after president obama offered condolences. >> we have lost an influential courageous human being. >> reporter: a small corner of the country where he made a difference. he joined the congress in his country with the anc formed a resistance. he was charged with treason and life in prison. he was in one of the most remote and harsh african prisons. he was freed at 71. within a few yearsar par years apartheid ended. in 2010 south africa welcomed the first world cup. >>> a freeze warning still in effect across the bay area. this morning people bundled up. this video from the east bay, but it was like that much of the bay area. it will be a little warmer, by that we mean a little warmer. jacqueline, how is it looking now? >> reporter: very very cold, pam. there are already sub freezing temperatures. it is 28 in santa rosa. 30 in vallejo. over toward livermore 29. south bay is 30s. 36 in half moon bay. 35 in san mateo. it will only get colder. widespread frost. on your car wind shield, there could even be black ice. we will stay that way overnight.
in the country. when president obama was here a few short months ago, he talked about the ways it has the potential to be an after our strengths are linked to one another. i think that's the best way to memorialize all that he meant to us. >> we know december 15th is when will be the final good-bye, if that's appropriate to say, we'll see each other again, but the final good-bye here. i can't imagine there won't be a television set or radio on where people will gather and watch this moment that will be unmatched as far as the diversity and the range of people who sincerely say that this man changed their life, set the compass of their direction in life. >> that's so true, tamron. during the anti-apartheid moment, we used to chant all the time, the whole world is watching, here again he has made certain that the world world is watching, everyone is pausing and reflecting on what this man meant to us all. we count ourselves blessed to have lived in the shadow of his grace all of these years and it's just going to be one of those moments spoken of for years. where people ask where you we
. a team of u.n. nuclear inspectors are visiting a heavy water production plant in iran that the country agreed to open to inspectors as part of the agreement that was made last month. all of this comes as president obama and iranian president hassan rouhani both defended that interim deal with iran that calls for the country to cap the amount of uranium enrichment in exchange for a bit of easing of the sanctions it was facing. president obama says the u.s. needs to see if the deal with iran will work out and gives it a 50/50 chance. critics say that is too big a risk. >> in the pacific, china said we want it, so now south korea is doing it, expanding its air defense zone. the country responding to recent actions by china that decided to suddenly expand their zone over those disputed islands in the east china sea. now the new development is sparking concerns over a possible broader project in the region. the zone would include two small islands along with a rock that's been submerged and is part of the dispute with beijing. >> this morning our thoughts and prayers are with billy graham a
of state, president obama, president of brazil, china, india, raoul castro of cuba. this country has been friends and allies for some time. quite a day ahead of us, andrea. that's just one day. there will be several days where nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building at the national capital here and, of course, culminating event, the funeral in the eastern province. a poor rural area which was nelson mandela's homeland underscoring his very humble beginnings where he will return to the ground where he was born. again, just a remarkable series of events over the next week or so. people from all over the world watching this. of course, this will be carried by social media, which didn't exist when nelson mandela was born or just a few years ago. unbelievable how much traffic on social media. already people following day to day events marking passing of this singular individual. andrea. >> and ron, some very interesting match-ups, the fact nelson mandela has loyal to the country that supported them. raoul castro and president obama on the same stage when our two countries
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still looks brighter than the past and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. >> that was president obama, who just finished a landmark speech on inequality, economic fairness, and opportunity, speaking in one of the poorest areas of the nation's capital. the president's remarks come at a time when 11.5 million americans cannot find a job and workers' wages have never been lower. at the same time, corporate profits are soaring and the stock market is regularly hitting all-time highs. these disparities have become too stark to ignore, and in his speech, the president issued something of a warning call for the american dream. >> the basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed. the idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on earth is heartbreaking enough. but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. and it should c
truly believe that the day i'm inaugurated that the country looks at itself differently and the world looks at america differently. >> that was candidate obama on the campaign trail in 2007. today a poll suggests the country is looking at itself differently but perhaps not in the way he anticipated. it is reported that 53% say the u.s. is global ly less importan and less powerful than ten years ago. these are the worst numbers on this question in 40 years. when they asked in 2004 when president george bush was in office only 20% felt the u.s. was less powerful than a decade earlier. joining me now, alan combs and mike gallagher, a fox news employee. >> hi, megyn. >> that's dramatic, mike. sit any wonder? syria, benghazi, his disgraceful treatment of the prime minister of israel. there is malaise. people are less confident in this country than ever before. inherent in the numbers are s a decline of patriotism. hard to feel patriotic when we have a shaky world standing right now. the president deserves credit for osama bin laden. that was under his time. >> 53% starting in 2004 so the f
the country into things. you can also make the argument that obama led on obamacare. that he led the country and fought for the bill, although i think there are people in the senate who would tell you they are the ones who did all the hard work. it is a very interesting challenge to figure out when you are leading a nation into some sort of a policy, and when you are a nation that does not want to go and it is a fine line. if you are dragging a nation that does not want to go, you will be in trouble. >> on the next "washington journal" the latest on the budget negotiations between the house and the senate with robert bixby. after that, and jeffrey young talks about the role of medicaid and the health care law. and they look at how personnel cost it into the overall budget at the defense department. is liveton journal" every day at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span. tomorrow the british prime minister david cameron and members of the house of commons the offered tribute to south african president nelson mandela who died on thursday at the age of 95. spanhave live coverage on c- 2 at 9:30 a.m. eastern.
the same things and they are frustrated. i think they thought obama would come into office and the country would be transformed. they haven't succeeded in transforming the country as they thought they would do. that makes them angry. >> they are lashing out like a child would and their vision isn't working out. that's a go theory. >> ed schultz apologized. he left me a long voicemail. he said it on tv. i think it was heart felt. >> if you read what he said about limbaugh today >> iidn't read it. >> disgusting. >> i don't pay much attention to them. >> disgraceful. he may have apologized but he's still in the business. thank you very much. factor tip of the day, one big shot anchor man was very, very afraid of thfactor. the tip, moments away. >>> factor tip of the day. a scared anchor man in a moment. first we have unique items in the billoreilly.com christmas store. first "killing kennedy" and "killing lincoln" combined together. two books at a reasonable price. you'll like them. also, usa strong gear which is flying out of here. it sends a great message. if you can get this stuff, you sho
it if you try. it sounds a little corny but that is what the american dream is all about. president obama told the country in his state of the union is -- this year that it is our generation's task to unite the -- to create a rising thriving middle class. i could not agree more. the country has been through a lot and i'm grateful that we have a president who in every decision he has faced on the foughtbattles, long battles, and even that she has focused on expanding opportunity for all americans and i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids i need that fair shot to ensure that they reach their potential. he knows we're all better off when they do. and for that i am very grateful as well. great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10
being with us tonight here. and thank you, president obama, of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> good evening, americans. from the north country in detroit lakes, minnesota, where it's below zero. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> solid hiring. >> steady progress. >> larry hein. >> mcdonald's corporation has well over the money to pay us what we deserve. >> they're protesting their salaries. >> we work too damn hard. >> waiting on that pepper, julio. >> give workers a living wage and real shot at the american dream. >> don't simply feed fish. >> give me that fish! >> what they're demanding is $15 an hour in pay. $7.25, which equates to a little more than $15,000 a year. >> we all got to start small, but not that small. >> they also want to form unions without what they call employer retaliation. >> don't give me any lip. >> fast food workers aren't just, you know, simple people. >> wants the to come out of their office and live our life for one month. do it for one month
rate. >> you have obama condemning inequality after running the country for five years. that's like a citizen complaining of graffiti as he hold ace can of spray paint. >> added 20,000 jobs and construction added 30 jobs. >> this month under president obama and these are also at the bls.gov. go right there. 75% of all the jobs that president obama created -- he created 1.8 million jobs, 75% of those, part time. >> you keep saying he created those jobs. i keep saying his job creation started when he issued the stimulus. >> but the stimulus was a total bust on jobs and they even admit that. >> it was a total boss when we inherited 700 a month from the bush administration. >> what has he been able to accomplish when he was in office? >> he has to personal responsibility. >> but the stimulus dollars, the government statistics. >> it keeps us from a depression. >> the real wealth gap is in d.c. d.c. versus the rest of the united states. the wealth gap is so large michael moore could waddle through it. >> the administration wants to take credit for the stock market but not the income ineq
. president obama is raising some eyebrows as he tries to defend that controversial nuclear agreement with iran, which may cause that country to cap the amount of uranium it enriches in exchange for easing some of the sanctions. >> this comes as we learn a team of u.n. inspectors have begun their odded of an iranian water production plant that is connected to the nuclear program. we have more on that examination. finally, conner, we get a closer look. >> jamie, for the first time in more than two years, international inspectors are in iran, and they're at the heavy water plant. the inspection of this nuclear facility is seen as the first test of this new international deal between the world and iran. now, of course, under this temporary agreement, the islamic republican has agreed to halt some of its nuclear activities in the next six months for exchange for sanctions relief. they said the program is for peaceful purposes. few people around the world believe those claims. president obama defended this yesterday in the forum on international affairs. he said the bottom line is to preve
to look at the studies. there's a country that's been running the obama playbook for 20 years. it's tough to fire people. that country is called japan. how has their economy done the past 20 years, terrible. that's the obamanomics there. >> what do you think of jim p.'s challenge? >> i think that the issue that you're missing there was really at the heart of his presentation and, again, there's very strong evidence for this, is it's not so much that inequality hurts growth, although there were references of that in terms of financial bubbles. by the way, there's good research that connects the lack of oversight and the financial problems that we had. what he was talking about was a connection between high income inequality, stagnant incomes for the middle class and diminished opportunity, diminished opportunity. that's what you have left out. that's essential because, look, the three of us will all agree that we in america don't push for equal outcomes but we do believe there ought to be some equality of opportunity. when inequality gets too high, opportunity gets squashed. >> that's wron
obama. on tuesday, he spoke at the national press club about his country's free trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with columbian rebels. this is an hour. >>> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is angela keane. i'm a reporter for "bloomberg news" and the 106th president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists committed to our profession's future through our programming with the event such as this, while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website at www.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public through the national press club journalism institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those in the audience today. if you hear applause, i note that members of the general public are also attending. so it's not necessarily evidence of a lack of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welcome our c-span and public radio audiences. you can follow the action
have obama condemning inequality after running the country for five years. that's like a citizen complaining of graffiti as he holds a can of spray paint. >> wait a minute -- >> that's what i don't understand -- >> -- 20,000 jobs, construction added about 30,000 jobs -- >> this month, this month, bob, under president obama, and these are also at the bls.gov, go right there. 75% of all the jobs president obama's created, he's created 1.5 million job, 75% of those, part time. >> you keep saying he created those jobs. i keep saying his job creation started when he issued the stimulus -- >> the obama recovery -- >> the fact is, we're -- >> they even admit that. >> from the bush administration? >> what has he been able to accomplish while he's in office? >> saved us from a depression. >> they've actually had -- the government statistic, bear that out -- >> they kept us from a depression. >> you know where the real wealth gap is, it's in d.c. that wealth gap is so large, michael moore could waddle through it. >> interesting thing the administration can take credit for the stock market
of their countries. but president obama would bristle at comparisons. >> reporter: it was interesting. on that africa trip, president obama compared mandela to somebody else, to george washington, as the founder of south africa. and also in the sense that mandela stepped down from power voluntarily, just as george washington stepped down after two terms. mandela stepped down after only one. >> an important example to set. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> we're going to begin with the other big story here in the u.s. major ice storm. and one of the worst in years. people from texas to kentucky are being hit the hardest as several states have, in fact, declared states of emergencies. millions could be left without power. elsewhere, so cold, in fact, in the rockies and in the upper plains, some locations are seeing temperatures of 25 below zero. ginger's forecast coming in just a moment. >>> and some big news about the economy today. the labor department reports that some 203,000 jobs were created last month. that number surpasses expectations. the unemploym
largely in poor and working class precincts. today fast food workers across the country demonstrated for a $15 an hour wage. that has been endorsed by president obama and most every other democrat. the so-called living wage issue will be a democratic hallmark next year. of course, if you give fast food workers a minimum of 15 bucks an hour, fast food prices go up for everybody. so, americans will pay more. that is a primary consideration in the debate. talking points believes the republican party must drop ideology almost entirely and concentrate on the economy and putting forth a healthcare plan that makes sense. everything else really doesn't matter. it's all about wages, jobs, and health, that's it. if the g.o.p. does not consolidate its message, it will not capitalize on mr. obama's troubles. it's as simple as that and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight, reaction, with us the former governor of alaska and vice presidential candidate sarah palin has a new book out called "great tidings and great job protecting the heart of christmas. two segments tonight. am i going wr
. >>> they are out, they lead the group with nine nominations. country star -- country star taylor swift is up or two awards. and katy perry, mclemore and robin thicke. >>> congressional democrats are facing some tough questions back home after the obama care website's disastrous rollout. one of those is west virginia democratic senator joe manchin who left washington, d.c. for coal country to take a shot almost literally at answering people's complaints about obama care and other issues in a series of town hall meetings. correspondent traveling with the senator has more now. >> reporter: at a gun range in west virginia on thursday democratic senator joe manchin hitting head center. the certainty of target shooting is a refreshing departure from washington politics. later at a town hall meeting he faced a moving target. once loyal democratic state has shifted on the national level, a trend accelerated now because of obama care. >> what i'm hearing from our corporations and the business owners is uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty. >> reporter: manchin heard west virginias are tired of washi
just have a quick question for you. >> no questions, thank you. >> i know you've been in this country a long time. >> they're going to come in. >> okay, i have a distriquick qn for you. >> that was fox's jesse waters tracking down president obama's uncle. outside of boston earlier this year. in 2011, omar obama was arrested for drunk driving. it was discovered at the time he was living in the united states illegally. at the time, the white house claimed that omar and president obama had never met because reporters were inquiring about the relationship. now, they have done a complete 180. trace gallagher has a "kelly file" investigation. >> in fact, when the president's uncle was arrested for drunk driving in 2011, not only did we first learn he was in the country illegally, but that's when we first learned he was related to the president. he was asked if he would like to make a phone call. he said, i think i'll call the white house. then the white house told the boston globe there was no record at all of the president meeting his uncle omar. then this week in the boston immigration co
in this country as well. it's a world wide problem. i think if i heard president obama, it's worse in this country than anywhere else. i just want to give a salute to congress as it existed back then. we so look at today's corporation it's so lame. it can't do anything. the congressional black caucus, it took years. they really not for it and they got college kids interested and the movement was created. you could almost say it started on capitol hill. >> it is true, there were conservatives that approved it. you saw can coalitions emerge that would be unthinkable today. >> i want to thank you. switching gees now, president obama goes back to college. he takes kris jenner matthews along with him. there can't miss conversation at american university this week. we will play a little from it. we will talk about it. that's next. i need a car that's stylish and fashionable... >> it's saturday, it's time for another edition of up against the clock. three people are warming up in the isolation booth. but we all have to wait a little longer. the same game you know and love. we will bring it to you in the
. and four years after his release became the country's first black president. president obama says he is one of the millions of people inspired by mandela. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> now the president has ordered the flags at white house, federal buildings, and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset on monday. >>> the time now is 6:39. and we have new details in that deadly accident that killed actor paul walker. the reason one of his fans has now been arrested by police. >>> counting down to the big game between the 49ers and seattle sea hawks. what fans should look for this sunday. >>> good morning. right now we are looking at the traffic and we have traffic on the sunol grade that looks good. but we do have some trouble spots. i will tell you where those are. >>> waking up to record breaking low temperatures once again this morning. i'm updating the very latest numbers and we'll have a comparison for you coming up. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning
and parts of louisville and other major cities. >> maybe the country while you're at it. we have had five years of spread the wealth. you didn't build that. share share economics. where has obama failed detroit? >> here's the problem. the president says let me tax houston, send it to washington, then i'll pass it out to some otr part of the country. by doing so, he picks the winners and losers. picks which businesses he thinks will succeed and then he gives them money. but too often this becomes sort of a kroeny capitalism where the government takes money from somebody who is succeeding in business and gives it to somebody who they think might succeed in business. he did this with solindra. he gave it to one of the richest men in the company to build solar panels but nobody wanted to buy solar panels. anybody that's been a consumer who --or been a business that's been rewarded by the consumer, they're the ones who get the money. >> sounds a lot like -- i don't know -- capitalism. senator, president obama promised to not let detroit go bankrupt. he may have been talking about the auto indu
consensus on some of the country's most pressing challenges. mandela also faced obstacles. while obama only met the south african leader once, president obama clearly understands the meaning of mandela. i was in college when mandela was freed from prison. in 1990 i traveled to oakland to see him during his visit to the u.s. on a victory tour, of sorts. he thank ed the tens of thousans gathered in the oakland sun for his support and toppling the right racist regime. his pure joy talking to the crowd is what i will always remember. i welcome this moment to pay tribute to nelson mandela as a figure who can inspire human beings to be better people. he exuded patience, principal as well as grace as a person. even after so much had been taken from him, he kept his heart open and changed the world. up next here, more on mandela and his relationship with the u.s. with our political roundtable after this short break. >>> "meet the press" is back with our political roundtable. here this morning, tom brokaw, al sharpton, paul gigoe and katty kay. now, david gregory. >> we're back from new york. the re
still looks brighter than the past, and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. thank you everybody. god bless you. >>> president obama wrapping up a major speech. he started out by painting a bleak picture of america's social and economic landscape, calling the growing income gap the defining challenge of our time. he then went into his solutions familiar democratic talking points including what he calls the benefits of his signature health care law. let's bring in mike viqueira in washington. mike this seemed like a speech to the democratic base. >> i think you are absolutely right. in a way he talked about all of those issues that are near and dear to the left and the timing perhaps not accidental is due to the fact the left is feeling very discouraged right now. and the president has been moving to shore up his support as he heads into the last three years of his presidency and really tries to get things done. music to the ears of the left, talking about strengthening unions, gay rights legislation, in the workplace, raising the minimum wage, and the afforda
of the public interest -- the fact that president obama effectively had to concede that his country has been bugging mr. merkel, no denial from australia they were intercepting the phone calls of the president of indonesia and his wife. and that led senator feinstein to say she had to review all of the actions of the intelligence committee. because, again, this was going on without knowledge. and then you'll remember, either the united states came out and said, okay, we will stop bugging these gatherings of the imf or the world bank, all of the things that had been bugging the european parliament, we don't know. but there was some specific organizations all of that devoted not to espionage, but to bridge building and peacemaking. set up after the second world war, the united st the hnited s out and said, we won't be bugging them anymore, which, to me, is an implicit to the mission that they were. >> do you think the reaction got them into the list to do with security and more to do with the fact that we would traditionally be secretive? >> the committee we had been talking about earlier had
reissued his own call for a better country. in a speech on wednesday, president obama decried growing income inequality and lack of economic mobility calling it the defining issue of our time. he promised that it would be the core fight of his next three years in office. >> the idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on sert heartbreaking enough. but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. >> the numbers show that the reality, what president obama called the fundamental threat to the american dream, has been growing increasingly dire for decades. the richest americans have steadily take an bigger share of the country's income. the wealthiest 10% make more than half of all income in the united states. and it hasn't always been this way. just take a look at this chart. for decades what you are seeing there in the '50s through the '
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